Gardai in Wicklow are urging members of the public to remain on the alert near ATM machines at all times.
The warning comes after a number of “distraction thefts” were reported recently.
This occurs when ATM users are distracted by others nearby who then take their card. During the bank holiday week-end a high number of incidents were reported throughout the county.
Gardai are telling ATM users to cover their PIN at all times and remain alert and aware of any person standing too close.